Congress Heeds Request by Udall, Bennet, Approves Greater Help for Farmers in Emergency Appropriations Bill

At Senators' Request, Bill Increases Loans for Farmers this Fiscal Year

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet joined their colleagues in the Senate in approving increased funding for the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) loan programs in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill. The funding will help Colorado farmers struggling to get loans as a result of the credit crunch. ...
Washington, DC - Today, in a hearing before the Senate Banking Committee, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner answered questions on the Obama Administration's proposal to modernize the American financial regulatory system. In the hearing, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado and a member of the Senate Banking Committee, exam...
Washington, DC - Highlighting Colorado's unique position as a leader in the new energy economy, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, hosted Spirae Distributive Energy, a Fort Collins-based Smart Grid integration company, at a Green Jobs Summit in the Senate today. Bennet nominated the company to represent Colorado at the ev...
Denver, CO - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today announced that Todd Hagenbuch of Phippsburg will be serving as the regional representative for the Northwest Region of Colorado, covering Grand, Rio Blanco, Jackson, Routt and Moffatt counties. As Bennet's representative in Northwest Colorado, Hagenbuch will help serve...

Bennet Bands With Mile High Youth Corps to Build Job, Life Skills; Announces Nearly $700K for Group From Federal Youth Employment Grant

Spotlights 30 Members of Mile High Youth Corps Who Have a Job Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, joined over 100 Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC) members today to help them prepare for new jobs in natural resource restoration and energy efficiency, many which were created through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. While participating in team building exercises wi...

Bennet: Tobacco Bill Will Keep Kids From Smoking, Lower Health Care Costs

As Original Co-Sponsor, Bennet Applauds Passage of Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, released the following statement on the bipartisan Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which passed the U.S. Senate today by a vote of 79-17. Bennet is a cosponsor of the legislation. "As we work to fix our economy, reducing health care costs needs to be a...

Bennet: Recovery Act Funds Will Help Save Jobs, Drive Reform in Colorado Public Schools

Ed Secretary Duncan Announces Release of $509 Million in Funding to Stave Off Job Cuts, Support Reform in Colorado Public Schools

Washington, DC - Michael Bennet, Senator for Colorado, today lauded U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's release of over $509 million in fiscal relief to help prevent widespread teacher layoffs and accelerate education reform in Colorado's public schools. The State Stabilization funds, authorized under the American Recovery ...